The week’s top people move headlines in alternative asset management, from public sources and AFI analysis of regulatory filings. (Pro and Executive members can get daily updates here).
Schonfeld names new equity heads
Schonfeld Strategic Advisors has added to its fundamental equity leadership team, naming three new regional heads.
John Tompkins, based in Florida, will be head of US fundamental equity. He was a consumer PM within the business for 10 years, in both an external partner fund and internal Portfolio Manager capacity.
Russell Hartley and Alex Codrington, based in London, will assume the new titles of co-heads of EMEA fundamental equity. They will continue serving as PMs as they have since joining Schonfeld in 2018.
Eric To, based in Hong Kong, will continue to play dual roles as the head of APAC fundamental equity, in addition to serving as co-head of APAC alongside Chris Antonelli.
Ex-Caxton, Moore trader starts fund
A former Caxton Associates and Moore Capital Management trader has announced the launch of his own hedge fund in New York, DVN Capital. Read more on AFI.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation names CIO
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has named May Ng as chief investment officer, replacing former CIO Brian O’Neil, who led for more than 20 years. Starting 17 April, she will oversee all aspects of management of the endowment portfolio.
Brevan Howard grounds traders
At least three rates traders at Brevan Howard were stopped from trading after hitting loss limits in the market volatility this week, Bloomberg reported.
Marshall Wace names new partner
Marshall Wace has appointed Amit Rajpal, a PM on its global financials strategy, as a partner. The Hong Kong-based manager joined in 2008, Financial News reported.
See all the regulatory changes from this week on the AFI Decision-Makers Tracker